Women’s lacrosse hosts No. 19 Michigan on senior day
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania – Penn State’s women’s lacrosse team will host the No. 19 Michigan on Saturday, April 16. The first draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. and the contest will be broadcast live on B1G+.
Prior to the game, the program will recognize and celebrate the careers of five fifth-year Nittany Lions Kate Love and Taylor Reganas well as the elderly, Sloane Dowgiallo, Sydney Wolfington, Erin Triandason and Mary Muldon. Impact Team athlete Abby Mariano will also be recognized.
Senior Day is presented by the Penn State Alumni Association.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Saturday April 16 | 1 p.m.
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• Penn State leads the all-time series against UM 5-3 since their first game in 2014.
• Penn State parted ways with No. 13 UM last season, losing 9-12 in Game 1 but winning Game 2, 13-12 in overtime.
• Last season, in the series against UM, Kristin O’Neill totaled six goals and one assist.
ABOUT THE NITTANY LIONS
• Penn State (6-6, 0-3 B1G) returns to the conference after a 15-7 win over Pitt on Tuesday. The victory snapped a four-game skid for the Nittany Lions.
• The Nittany Lions scored a hat-trick of hat-tricks against Pitt as a graduate transfer Taylor Regansecond Kristin O’Neill and junior Megane Murray each scored three goals.
• Against Pitt, Regan had six points, equaling her season high which she last set at Cornell. Regan now has 99 career points, 65 in four years playing for Virginia and 34 so far in one season at PSU.
• PSU is looking for its first Big Ten victory of the season after falling to No. 3 Northwestern and No. 9 Maryland Ohio State.
• O’Neill leads the Lions with 30 goals. She has ten multi-goal games this year. She also has a team record 38 points and 18 turnovers caused.
• Youth Kara Nealon has a team record 20 assists.
• Second year Kayla Abernathy won a team record 52 draw checks.
• First-year student Ashley Bowan started between the pipes in the last nine games. She has a .411 save percentage.
PSU STATISTICAL RANKINGS
• PSU is fourth in the nation and second in the Big Ten in fewer turnovers per game (11.1).
• PSU is 11th in the nation and third in the Big Ten in scoring percentage (.918).
IN SEARCH OF CARCAOLS
• Michigan (9-5, 1-3 B1G) enters the contest on a four-game slip.
• In Big Ten play, UM fell to Rutgers, Northwestern and Ohio State. Their only league win was a 9-7 loss to Johns Hopkins.
• The Corns and Blues are 6-1 on the road. They started the season with seven straight wins.
• UM recently fell 7-9 to Ohio State. The Buckeyes shut out Wolverine’s season leading scorers Kaley Thompson (26 goals) and Kaitlyn Mead (22 goals).
• Substitutes Clair Galvin and Jill Smith scored five of UM’s seven goals against OSU.
• Senior starting goaltender Arielle Weissman is sixth in the nation and second in the league in save percentage (.510). She averages 7.43 saves per game.
MICHIGAN STATISTICAL RANKINGS
• Michigan is ranked No. 9 nationally and first in the Big Ten in free position percentage (.514).
• The Wolverines are ranked eighth nationally and second in the conference in defensive scoring, allowing 8.64 goals per game.
• On March 15, Kristin O’Neill earned Big Ten Midfielder of the Week honors after combining for 10 points in wins over No. 21 James Madison and Saint Joseph’s.
• On March 1, Brooke Hoss earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after combining six goals in wins at Duquesne and Cornell.
• Senior Mary Muldon and junior Rachel Spiker were elected captains for the 2022 season.
• Diploma transfer Taylor Regan and sophomores Sammy Dupcack and Kristin O’Neill were named Big Ten Players to Watch.
• The Big Ten Freshman of the Year 2021, Kristin O’Neillwas named to the Tewaaraton Prize Watch List.
• The head coach Missy Doherty is in his 12and season leading the Nittany Lions.
• Doherty scored his 200and career victory after the victory of the Lions on February 23 in Duquesne.
• The team fired 22 players while adding a transfer graduate and seven freshmen.
• Penn State travels to Rutgers on Saturday 23 April.
• UM ends the regular season by hosting Maryland on Saturday 30 April.